Posts     Comments    

Are You Following Me?


Grab My Button

My TBR Pile

Darkfaerietales's to-read book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

Word Cloud

ARC Tour Blog Tour Book Expo of America Contemporary Contemporary Romance Contest Winner Convention Darynda Jones Deadly Destinations Dystopian Erotic Romance Fantastic Fables Fantasy Gena Showalter Giveaway Guest Post High Fantasy Historical Historical Fiction Horror Interview Jennifer Estep Julie Kagawa Movie Mystery Nalini Singh New Adult New Releases Paranormal Paranormal Romance Review Richelle Mead Romance RT Convention Science Fiction Spooky Legends Steampunk Supernatural Smack Down Taking Cover Thriller Urban Fantasy Vampires Waiting on Wednesday Winner Young Adult 12 Days of Christmas (31)
ARC Tour (326)
Artist Alley (9)
Author Spotlight (11)
Author Update (7)
Awards (14)
Blog Tour (182)
Book Haul (8)
Book Talk (15)
Book Trailer (7)
Contest Winner (616)
Conventions (94)
Cover Judge (2)
Cover Reveal (5)
Dark Faerie Tales Launch (11)
Dark Faerie Tales Team (19)
Dating Games (17)
Deadly Destinations (139)
Discussion (35)
Event (42)
Fall Carnival (55)
Fantastic Fables (117)
Feature Friday (20)
Fifty Shades of Book Boys (40)
Fifty Shades of Sensuality (16)
Fifty Shades YA Boys (15)
Friday Reveal (1)
Giveaway (179)
Graphic Novels (5)
Guest Blogger (7)
Guest Post (143)
Help Wanted (10)
Interview (89)
Mating Games (19)
Movies (31)
New Releases (79)
Pick of Six (8)
Poll (1)
Publishing News (14)
Read-a-long (6)
Reading Challenge (25)
Remaking Covers (3)
Remnant Chronicles Read Along (3)
Review (2,072)
Spooky Legends (35)
Supernatural Smack Down (71)
Taking Cover (288)
Teaser Tuesday (7)
Television (5)
Trailer Thursday (22)
Video Games (5)
Waiting on Wednesday (32)
Who Needs A Hero (30)
Year in the Life of a Romance Review (3)

WP Cumulus Flash tag cloud by Roy Tanck and Luke Morton requires Flash Player 9 or better.

I Belong


Guest Post & Giveaway: The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova

Our guest today is author Zoraida Córdova.  The first book in Zoraida’s mermaid adventure The Vicious Deep series, The Vicious Deep, is already available. The book will be followed by The Savage Blue in January 2013.  Please join us in welcoming Zoraida here today to Dark Faerie Tales. You can read an excerpt from the book here.

Thanks to Sourcebooks Fire, you also have a chance to win a copy of The Vicious Deep.  As always, details are listed at the end of the post.  Make sure you follow the rules to be entered into the contest!

About Zoraida:

Zoraida Cordova was left by some merpeople on the coast of Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she learned to speak English by watching Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker on repeat. She’s been a New Yorker since she was six, and never forgot about her mermaid lineage. She studied with Jaqueline Woodson, Ann Angel, and the late Norma Fox Mazer at the National Book Foundation writing camps. In 2007 she was awarded the Dennis Lehane scholarship to Pine Manor’s Summer Solstice Writing Conference. She majored in English Literature at the University of Montana and Hunter College in New York City.

You can visit Zoraida around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Zoraida Córdova?

The Vicious Deep The Savage Blue

_____________________________________________________________________________

INTERVIEW between ZORAIDA and TRISTAN

Hi. My name is Zoraida Cordova and I’m the author of the urban fantasy The Vicious Deep. It’s about the return of the Sea Court to the coast of Coney Island.

So close after the book’s release, I’ve been searching. “Searching?” you ask.

“Yes,” I say. “Searching the beaches of Coney Island.” I’ve been on the lookout for a certain merman. If I know one thing about how to catch a merman, it is that you need a good bikini, some fried stuff (he thinks it’s calamari), and a little bit of sea mead.

*Ahem*

Sorry, he’s actually here right now and he’s finished ALL the “calamari.”

Z: Hi Tristan.

T: What’s up?

 Z: That’s it? That’s all I get? I bring you this delicious meal, extra crispy. YOUR FAVORITE? And seaweed beer and all you have to say is What’s Up?

T: Uh….You look nice. White goes well with your hair color.

Z: Well, when you put it that way–

T: I don’t want to be rude, but, how come you called me?

Z: I’m your creator. I wanted to show you off on my blogs.

T: That’s cool.

Z: As you know, I wrote your story

T: (yeah, without my permission)

Z: *louder* I wrote your STORY because mermaids are shiny and pretty–

T: I’m all man, lady! And it’s merman. Merbro, if you prefer.

Z: Because you’re not on the cover of the novel–

T: *crosses arms stubbornly* I’ve been working out for no reason.

Z: *pats his head* Don’t you worry. This is your chance to shine. To let the world (wide web) know more about you.

T: Fine, but lets go on the beach. Your fingers are getting prune and its grossing me out.

Z: *hides hands* I’m going to give you a series of random things and you have to pick the first one that comes to mind.

T: Okay, but shouldn’t you be writing book 2?

Z: Shhh. Summer or Winter?

T: Summer.

Z: Blond or Brunette?

T: Brunette, def.

Z: Cake of Pie?

T: Cherry pie

Z: Buffy or Faith?

T: Who?

Z: Chicken or Bacon?

T: Chicken WRAPPED in bacon?

Z: Girlfriend or One time make-out buddy?

T: You wouldn’t think so by looking at me, but, girlfriend.

Z: The book or the movie?

T: The book, but don’t tell anyone. I don’t want to ruin my rep.

Z: An eternity in the seven seas or finishing high school?

T: You can’t ask that! No spoilers!

Z: Phone or e-mail?

T: Neither. I like face to face time.

Z: Ocean or pool?

T: My scales look SICK in the pool when it’s light out and stuff. But The ocean stings my gills less. So it’s hard to choose.

Z: Zombies or Unicorns?

T: I haven’t met either– but I guess, unicorns wouldn’t try to eat me. Right….?

Z: Layla or Gwen?

T: Listen, lady! I said NO SPOILERS!

*pushes himself off the rock and swims away from me.*

He’s not usually so crabby. But, there you have it. Tristan Hart, a merman out of water.

_____________________________________________________________________________

This giveaway is provided by Sourcebooks Fire

One winner will receive a copy of The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova

Available on May 1, 2012 from Sourcebooks Fire

About the Book:

For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.

He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.

His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.

Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back.

Click HERE to read an excerpt

Order from

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Related Posts with Thumbnails


You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


21 Responses to “Guest Post & Giveaway: The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova

  1. Rain MaidenNo Gravatar
    1

    I don’t read very many mermaid books, but I did read a some great reviews on this book. Thank you for a chance to win a copy.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  2. RebeNo Gravatar
    2

    I don’t believe I’ve read any mermaid books, so that means my only exposure to mermaids is Disney’s A Little Mermaid (a bit embarassaing, that). This book sounds a LOT more intriging!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  3. Marie-ClaudeNo Gravatar
    3

    I love mermaid!!! Especially Handerson and the greek mythology. But I can seem to find a good YA book about mermaid…and I have read a couple. So I’m wishing that The Vicious Deep change that and that a can read a good YA mermaid story with not to munch romance and a lot of action.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  4. nat oguNo Gravatar
    4

    i love mermaid stories with a great storyline i dont care what its about!!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  5. lizNo Gravatar
    5

    I read a book by p.c. cast that was a normal human switching places with undine and that was really interesting. It was a great book and the only mermaid story i have read. I liked that it had references to Undine’s story though.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  6. MollyNo Gravatar
    6

    I honestly don’t have a preference. I’ve never read anything having to do with mermaid mythology.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  7. VivienNo Gravatar
    7

    I haven’t read enough to have a preference!! Any mythology is great for me :)

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  8. Jessica KnoxNo Gravatar
    8

    I love the legends of Triton , and love mermaids in general!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  9. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
    9

    I like both dark and funny mermaid stories. I really enjoy this type of shifter. I’m so happy that merMEN are really coming into their own as well!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  10. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
    10

    I like all kinds of mermaid mythology, from the light hearted to the dark and dangerous mermaid stories.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  11. Amy GNo Gravatar
    11

    I’ve heard about The goddess Atargatis who fell in love with a mortal. My favorite is Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid! The ending shocked me, so till today it’s still one of the mermaid stories I remember best!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  12. Tanyaw1224No Gravatar
    12

    I don’t know anything about mermaids except from what I saw in Pirates of the Caribbean. They could be a little scary. Your book sounds really good. Different from what I’ve been reading lately. Thanks for the giveaway =)

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  13. Kelly MillsNo Gravatar
    13

    I’ve always loved mermaids, ever since I saw the movie Splash and decided I should actually be a mermaid, lol. I don’t have a preference on any particular mermaid mythology, as I haven’t really been exposed to any. Hoping to change that as I read more mermaid books though!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  14. Lily SooklalNo Gravatar
    14

    I love reading about selkies, because they’re not common in YA fiction so far and they have such history in mythology. :)

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  15. NaNo Gravatar
    15

    I like any kind but am more familiar with the lighter ones. I would like to read a darker mermaid story.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  16. Viki S.No Gravatar
    16

    I haven’t read any mermaid stories yet but I do like Selkies.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  17. Stephanie27No Gravatar
    17

    I think the only mermaid stories I have read have all been pretty happy go lucky. I would love for more to come out about mermaids though. It seems like there are so many things to do with that topic.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  18. erinf1No Gravatar
    18

    I haven’t really read any mermaid books. SO I’d love a chance to read this one. I really like the premise

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  19. ShellieNo Gravatar
    19

    I’ve only read 1 mermaid(ish) book and that was Of Poseidon but I’ve had my eye on this one. I loved Of Poseidon and wanting to venture more into that world to see if it’s something that I will enjoy more. Thanks for the chance at winning a copy, you rock!
    Shellie

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  20. Kaitlyn WeaverNo Gravatar
    20

    I’ve never read a book about mermaids, but I think it’s interesting and something new! :)

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  21. Emilia @ Story SeekersNo Gravatar
    21

    I really love Of Poseidon by Anna Banks. Not only are the characters fun and the romance exciting, but Anna lives in a town that I grew up in. I think thats cool.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
«
»